The Gateway Area Council offers many fun activities for Scouts of all ages and ranks, from a beginner kindergarten Cub Scout to a Boy Scout about to earn his Eagle. 


Click on any heading to learn more about each Event:

Cub Scout Tubing

Come to Whitetail Ridge at Fort McCoy in January for a day of fun and tubing in the snow!


Klondike Derby

Come to Camp Decorah to compete in patrol competitions and a sled race in January! Scouts BSA members will have a fun time competing in scout skills with fellow Scouts at this fun event!


Merit Badge Day

Scouts BSA members have a great opportunity to learn all that they can at the annual Merit Badge Day, held in February. Earn a unique merit badge and help your advancement with fellow Scouts at this fun event!


Polar Cub Day Camp

Have a winter adventure at Camp Decorah in February! A chilly theme for a chilly day, this Cub Scout event focuses on cold weather activities, winter sports, and fun in the snow! Bring your sled, mittens, winter clothing, and enjoy the outdoors! Hot chocolate and toe warmers recommended.


Cub Night at the Museum

Explore the La Crosse Children’s Museum in March and enjoy a themed program and snacks put on by the museum staff. Enjoy the museum all evening, then unroll your sleeping bag and sleep in and around the exhibits for an overnight of fun.


Pinewood Derby

Stop by Valley View Mall in April to race your pinewood derby car! While you're waiting to race, check out our photo booth, coloring station, axe throwing, and visit with our Special Guests and their race cars.


Cub Scout Spring Outdoor Day

The Cub Spring Outdoor Day offers a taste of Camp Decorah and its many programs in May. Cub Scouts can explore Camp Decorah at the shooting range, fishing pond, riverfront, and the nature trails. Fun activities vary each year, click the link above for details about this year's event.


Loggers Baseball Event

Open for Scouts of all ages during the La Crosse Logger Season.  Enjoy a great baseball game and camp out in the outfield and enjoy a movie on the big screeen.  Wake in the morning with a breakfast and a baseball clinic with the Loggers’ players!


Fall Cub Camp

Back to School = Back to Camping! Join other Cub Scout families in a relaxed, overnight campout at Camp Decorah. Always free for brand new registered Cub Scouts, this event is a great way to see Camp Decorah before the Spook-O-Ree and learn some of the many opportunities that Cub Scouting has to offer.



Every October, Camp Decorah is transformed from a pleasant camping facility to a place that is taken over by zombies, ghosts, goblins, and many other creatures of the night.  The night starts with some great activities such as inflatables, haunted hay ride, spooky stories, haunted house, carnival games and much more.  In the morning you are treated to a hot pancake breakfast followed by a costume contest, BB gun, archery, and fun field games.  Come one, come all to the annual Spook-o-Ree.